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**Customized so that it will not overflow on mobile accordion

Only dependent on AngularJS (no jQuery). 6K minified or 1.1K gzipped.


Check out the live demo or the source code.


With bower:

$ bower install angular-scroll

Or download the production version or the development version.

Don't forget to add duScroll to your module dependencies.

angular.element Scroll API

This module extends the angular.element object with a few jQuery like functions. Note that $document is an angular.element, for usage example see below.

.scrollTo( left, top [, duration [, easing ] ] )

Scrolls the element/window to the specified left/top position. If duration is specified the scrolling is animated for n milliseconds. If easing is ommited the animation will default to the duScrollEasing function.

.scrollTo( element [, offset, [, duration [, easing ] ] ] )

Alias of .scrollToElement.

.scrollToElement( element [, offset, [, duration [, easing ] ] ] )

Scrolls to the specified element, if offset is passed it will be subtracted from the elements position which is good if one uses floating menus.

.scrollTop|scrollLeft( )

Returns current scroll position.

.scrollTop|scrollLeft( top [, duration [, easing ] ] )

Scrolls to specified position in either axis, with optional animation.


Animated scrolling returns a $q promise, it will resolve when the scrolling has finished or be rejected if cancelled (by starting another scroll animation before it finished).


angular.module('myApp', ['duScroll']).
  controller('myCtrl', function($scope, $document) {
    var top = 400;
    var duration = 2000; //milliseconds

    //Scroll to the exact position
    $document.scrollTop(top, duration).then(function() {
      console && console.log('You just scrolled to the top!');

    var offset = 30; //pixels; adjust for floating menu, context etc
    //Scroll to #some-id with 30 px "padding"
    //Note: Use this in a directive, not with document.getElementById 
    var someElement = angular.element(document.getElementById('some-id'));
    $document.scrollToElement(someElement, offset, duration);



Provides smooth anchor scrolling.

<a href="#anchor" du-smooth-scroll>Scroll it!</a>


Observes wether the target element is in the viewport and adds an active class if so. Takes optional offset and duration attributes which is passed on to .scrollTo,

<a href="#anchor" du-scrollspy>Am i active?</a>

or together with Bootstrap

<ul class="nav navbar-nav">
  <li du-scrollspy="anchor"><a href="#anchor">Link</a></li>


Enables multiple sets of spies on the same target element. Takes optional offset attribute to

<ul du-spy-context class="nav navbar-nav">
  <li du-scrollspy="anchor"><a href="#anchor">Link</a></li>
<ul du-spy-context class="nav navbar-nav">
  <li du-scrollspy="anchor"><a href="#anchor">Link</a></li>


Modifies behavior of du-scrollspy and du-smooth-scroll to observe/scroll within and element instead of the window/document. Good for modals/elements with overflow: auto/scroll.

<div du-scroll-container>
  <p id="top">This is the top</p>
  <p id="anchor">Scroll to me, or <a href="#top" du-smooth-scroll>the top</a></p>

If your links lie outside of the scrollable element, wrap them with the du-scroll-container directive and send the element id as argument:

<ul du-scroll-container="scroll-container">
  <li><a href="#anchor" du-smooth-scroll>Link</a></li>
<div id="scroll-container">

All in together now

The directives play well together, try the demo or inspect its source code.

<ul du-spy-context du-scroll-container="scroll-container">
  <li><a href="#anchor" offset="30" du-smooth-scroll du-scrollspy>Link</a></li>
<ul du-spy-context du-scroll-container="scroll-container">
  <li><a href="#anchor" offset="30" du-smooth-scroll du-scrollspy>Link</a></li>
<div id="scroll-container">

Observing Scroll Position

NOTE: the $duScrollChanged event and the scrollPosition service are deprecated. Use angular.element().on() together with .scrollTop() instead.

angular.module('myApp', ['duScroll']).
  controller('MyCtrl', function($scope, $document){
    $document.on('scroll', function() {
      console.log('Document scrolled to ', $document.scrollLeft(), $document.scrollTop());
    var container = angular.element(document.getElementById('container'));
    container.on('scroll', function() {
      console.log('Container scrolled to ', container.scrollLeft(), container.scrollTop());


Scroll speed

Duration is defined in milliseconds.

To set a scroll duration on a single anchor:

<a href="#anchor" du-smooth-scroll duration="5000">Scroll it!</a>

To change the default duration:

angular.module('myApp', ['duScroll']).value('duScrollDuration', 5000);

Scroll easing

Set the duScrollEasing value to a function that takes and returns a value between 0 to 1. Here's a few examples to choose from.

function invertedEasingFunction(x) {
  return 1-x;
angular.module('myApp', ['duScroll']).value('duScrollEasing', invertedEasingFunction);

You can also pass a custom easing function as the fourth argument in scrollTo.


The duScrollspy directive fires the global events duScrollspy:becameActive and duScrollspy:becameInactive with an angular.element wrapped element as first argument. This is nice to have if you want the URL bar to reflect where on the page the visitor are, like this:

angular.module('myApp', ['duScroll']).
  config(function($locationProvider) {
  run(function($rootScope, $location){
    $rootScope.$on('duScrollspy:becameActive', function($event, $element){
      //Automaticly update location
      var hash = $element.prop('hash');
      if(hash) {


$ gulp


Unit tests

$ npm test

End to end tests

$ npm run update-webdriver
$ npm run protractor


Scrollspy, animated scrollTo and scroll events for angular.js




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